If you plan to attend an Outing, please read this information.

Note: Following each outing description is a “level-of-difficulty” rating: 1=easy to 4=strenuous. This indicates roughly how difficult an outing is likely to be. If in doubt about your skills or endurance, explore plans with the trip leader first. 

October

Tues. Oct. 21, Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1. We maintain the right of way of the bike path by clearing honeysuckle and other debris. Sturdy boots and gloves are advisable. We meet at Avoca Park at 5 p.m. and work for a couple of hours. Bring loppers and other cutters. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the Meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/.

Tues. Oct 21; Go Paddling on the Little Miami River 3-4.  Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM or sunset if earlier.  Come join us on the Scenic Little Miami River.  This outing is for recent kayak school students or more experienced paddlers.  You will need your own equipment including a PFD and helmet; your boat must be registered in Ohio if you reside in Ohio.  Contact:  Marian Fischer 513-831-3923 or fischnote@fuse.net to register or ask questions.  Lynn Frock & Linda Fahrenholtz are Co-leaders.  For more information on our schools go to www.CincinnatiKayaks.org.

Thurs. Oct. 23; Day Hike 1-2. Join us to enjoy the Fall Colors! Meet at a Frisch’s at 9 a.m. for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour hike at a near-by park or hiking area at 10 a.m. We are usually off the trail by about Noon. We decide where to hike usually Tuesday afternoon before the hike depending on the weather then send around an e-mail with the details. If you want to be put on this e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at alvingden@gmail.com.

Fri.-Sun. Oct. 24-26; Service Outing in Red River Gorge, 2-3. For more information see write-up elsewhere in the Happenings or contact Elizabeth Durrell at 513-481-1926 or ejdurrell@mac.com for details.

Sat. Oct. 25, Glenwood Gardens Get Up N’ Go Hike 2. The seasons are a’changin’ and so is Glenwood Gardens. Join me for an invigorating fall hike. We leave the gatehouse promptly at 9 a.m. Located at the end of Glendale-Milford Rd. at Rt. 4 (next to McDonalds). We’ll hike about 3 miles through a variety of restored ecosystems. Call Maria Eckhoff at 513-769-5413 before 8:30 p.m. if you need directions.

Fri.-Sun. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Backpack in the Red River Gorge 2. A fairly challenging beginner backpack trip. Camp at a campground Friday night. About 8 miles on Saturday, 5 on Sunday. Route to be determined based on the skill-level of participants. Supply your own tent and stove; dress for the weather; wear good hiking boots and sox; bring plenty of water, snacks, and food. RSVP to Doug Jose at 513-470-5473 for exact Meetup time & place.